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Brownstone - Sixpoint Brewery

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very good

429 Ratings

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 31
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sixpoint on 03-15-2005)
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Photo of wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Dark tanish brown, 1/2 creamy head and some decent lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, caramel, brown sugars, bready with some hops.

Taste - Mild roasted malts with some bitter hops. More hoppy then expected, lots of bready flavors. A dry lemon flavor also comes out. A nice amount of brown sugars and mollasses sweeten this brew up some.

Mouthfeel - Its light and easy on mouth. Tounge gets caramel malts and bitter hops, palate gets remaining malts and hops with some sugars. Aftertate is light, malty and bitter.

Overall - Nice smooth and flavorfull. More hoppy then most brown ales ive had. Still its balanced well, has nice bitterness along with sweetness. Great affordable price, good flavor, worth a drink for sure.

08-23-2012 01:46:59 | More by wvsabbath
Photo of Dope


4.03/5  rDev +3.3%

Fresh can, it is stamped "Best before 26 April 2013" on the bottom.

A: Pours a nice mahogany with a big fluffy light brown head. Fades slowly leaving heavy lacing everywhere. Leaves an island of foam for at least 10 minutes.

S: Toasted bread with some brown sugar and a little bit of nuts. Some mild pine and resinous hops perhaps?

T: Some more toasted bread up front, nuttiness is more prominent here. Piney hops are stronger and bitter in the middle. Finishes with a flourish of brown sugar and strong resin. Long lingering pine and especially resin bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite hoppy, one of the hoppiest brown ales I've ever had. A bit metallic in the aftertaste, oddly enough.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is good.

O: Definitely an american take on brown ales. Very hoppy especially towards the finish. Lots of lingering resinous bitterness between sips. Not as strong on the toasted malt as most brown ales, perhaps obscured a bit by the hoppiness. Honestly it's more IPA than brown ale but I happen to like hops so I enjoyed this one :)

08-22-2012 02:18:18 | More by Dope
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-20-2012 21:13:37 | More by kaelingirl
Photo of nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-20-2012 01:00:38 | More by nmann08
Photo of Gmann

New York

3.45/5  rDev -11.5%

Pours your standard chocolate brown color with a moderate bubbled khaki head that left some nice webby lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of a light grapefruit hop. Some metal notes from the malt and a subtle toasted malt.

Hops dominate the flavor of the American Brown Ale. Grapefruit in nature but of are a strength that won't confuse this with an IPA. Some leafy and grass notes from the hops as well. The malt is fairly weak for a brown ale. It provides some toasted flavor and perhaps a hint of brown sugar and chocolate. Some dry lemony notes in the finish.

Light to moderate feel with appropriate carbonation. Dry and almost astringent in the finish, not overly bitter.

A weak brown ale base with a good hop profile. Sixpoint definitely cut down on the yeast profile from the last time I had this beer. Would love to see more body to this beer.

08-19-2012 20:21:43 | More by Gmann
Photo of BB1313


3/5  rDev -23.1%

I'll start off saying this isn't your traditional brown ale. 16oz can poured into a glass mug. Pours a murky brown, burnt orange haze, nice white head which fades but leaves nice sticky lacing. The aromas are full of chocolate and carmel malts. Lots of orange peel too from the hops. In a nutshell, it smells like an orange dipped in chocolate. The flavors seem to drop off considerably. It tastes like a year old IPA. The flavors do not remind me of a brown ale at all. There's no nuttiness going on with this one. This reminds me of a unique IPA attempt much more than a brown ale. It's really weird. Mouthfeel is nice, thin and nice amount of carbonation. Smooth enough.

Overall, it's not a horrible beer but it's far from what I expect from the style. And it's not memorable reguardless of style. I've come to realize that maybe Sixpoint just isn't for me.

It's reminicent of Bear Republic/Fat Head's/Stone TBA.. which I wasn't a huge fan of either.

08-17-2012 22:42:45 | More by BB1313
Photo of schoolboy


4.33/5  rDev +11%

I am a big Sixpoint fan. This is another example of why. Every style from them has been a winner and near top of class.

This brown ale is nicely balanced with a bit less sweet and more hops than typical. It has a great, fresh aroma and a lovely taste and aftertaste. It looks great in a glass, and it seems to transport well (I dragged this one with me to Moline IL on the banks of the Mississippi). Great stuff.

08-17-2012 22:18:52 | More by schoolboy
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-17-2012 04:06:46 | More by pirmannt1
Photo of mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Had on tap tonight at Beer Authority. Very excited to see it on tap as I've wanted to try it for a while.

a - Pours a murky mud brown color with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of nuts, caramel malts, burnt malts, toasted malts, and roasted malts. Ton of malts; very nice nose.

t - Tastes nuts, roasted malts, toasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, caramel malts, toffee, and some burnt malts. More nuts than the nose; again very malty and nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice brown ale. Ton of malts and nuts, and very easy to drink. Hope they can this one; would like to have it again.

08-17-2012 00:39:05 | More by mdfb79
Photo of MikeConklin

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-15-2012 01:58:18 | More by MikeConklin
Photo of RES

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-15-2012 00:39:30 | More by RES
Photo of BEERMILER12


3.93/5  rDev +0.8%

Sixpoint's newest year-round canned beer. Best Before 26APR2013

A: Pours a nice mahogany color with 2 fingers worth of sudsy off-white head that leaves some nice lacing

S: Some roasted malts, earthy hops, and very light coffee notes are the highlights. Not much else behind that

T: Follows the nose. Lightly roasted malts, very earthy, light coffee and bitterness into the finish. Simple, but good

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, very smooth

O: Not a very complex beer, but a nice easy drinker especially at 6%. The 16 oz. can is another plus too. Definitely worthy of their newest year-round addition. Reminiscent of DFH's IBA, for comparisons sake

08-14-2012 04:17:21 | More by BEERMILER12
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-12-2012 21:06:26 | More by jnikkel
Photo of axeman9182

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Served on tap in a pint glass at Beer Authority.

Sixpoint's Brownstone pours a nice chestnut brown. About two fingers of just off white foam caps the beer, displaying some nice head retention. A decent amount of lacing is left around the glass. The nose has a dry, roasty chocolate aroma, buttressed by a somewhat intense spicy-herbal note. Bitter dark chocolate shows up in the flavor as well, but some nuttiness adds a bit of malt complexity that the nose was lacking. The bitterness that comes through next is definitely on the restrained side. The hop finish is much more bold, with lots of herb and spice flavors showing up. The body is just a bit on the dry side for a brown ale, especially given that it's paired with a mildly assertive carbonation. I enjoyed my glass of Brownstone, but the slightly lackluster malt presence makes it come across as what one might imagine a brown IPA would be rather than a brown ale.

08-10-2012 21:34:17 | More by axeman9182
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-02-2012 17:32:35 | More by WDJersey
Photo of clay23

New York

4.85/5  rDev +24.4%

A- poured from the growler into a pint glass deep clear brown color
S- sweet from the malts
T- complex maltiness and hops creates a great taste
M- a full taste of the beer throughout
O- overall this beer just gets better and better i would recommend drinking it at about 50 degrees

07-29-2012 03:45:01 | More by clay23
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-06-2012 21:13:12 | More by erha2
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-04-2012 15:31:42 | More by wakajawaka76
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-03-2012 01:27:00 | More by JxExM
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-29-2012 22:54:37 | More by Googs
Photo of TheBrewo


3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

This brew was served from the cask at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in an unmarked nonic. The beer showed a dark brown color, with lightness around the edges. A one finger light brown head showed great retention, leaving light bubbly sheets of lacing around the glass. Carbonation appeared medium, and no sediment was noted. The aroma had notes of almond nuttiness and lightly toasted, but deeply complex, chocolate malts. A clean earthy hop and faint vanilla were there for balance. Our first impression was that this was quite a hoppy brown ale. As we sipped, the first thing noted was a robustly even and floral hop quality, giving a light fruity sweetness. Coffee malts crashed in for a metallic but smooth balance. The middle followed through with the malts, giving lactic sourness at the peak. The hops also continued, becoming a bit more grassy and metallic themselves. We ended on more bittering notes of coffee malts, and more of the same simple hops. Sweetness was of chocolate covered malt balls helped to cut. The aftertaste breathed of dark chocolate and coffee malts, raw cocoa, earthen hops, faint booziness, and red winey nuttiness. The body was thin, with a watery feel throughout, and carbonation was light. There was little cream or slurp, but with decent smack. The mouth is left cooled and wet, with slight puckering coming with the final bitterness of flavor. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was how hoppy it was. These made for a really great balance with those bittering malts. The malts in themselves were complex and dry, but we wished they were a bit more potent in both the nose and the flavoring. This beer was a nice complement to our shepherd’s pie and vinegar fries.

04-26-2012 14:49:32 | More by TheBrewo
Photo of Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-22-2012 23:49:59 | More by Chugs13
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-17-2012 21:43:06 | More by weaselchew
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-14-2012 02:05:19 | More by BugTownPub
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-08-2012 13:58:19 | More by PeteTheBeerDrinker
Brownstone from Sixpoint Brewery
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